April 2017

Return of the CLAUDETTES!

The Claudettes return! The Claudettes have created their own fanatical fusion of blues and soul-jazz—like Ray Charles on a punk kick. Imagine an amped-up piano hybrid of Otis Spann, Ray Charles and Mose Allison, joined by a jolly madman drummer and conducted in gonzo fashion by Raymond Scott. File under: post-burlesque? Neo-vaudeville? Cosmic cartoon music? [...]

March 2017

Kent Burnside Organ Trio

The Kent Burnside Organ Trio plays classic straight-ahead jazz as it was perfected in the 1950s and 60s: Elegant, but never far from the blues, with groove to spare.  The band features Nashville guitarist Kent Burnside, Columbus organist Jon Eshelman, and Yellow Springs native Lee McKinney on drums.  There’s no cover for this performance, which [...]

Yellow Springs Piano Fest Reception

All are welcome to meet the pianists for the Yellow Springs Piano Fest. Stop by the Emporium and have a glass of wine with the musicians, and the organizer, our own Sam Reich. About the YS Piano Fest (from the Yellow Springs News). The YS Piano Fest, a year-long series of concerts which aim to [...]

Lunchtime Jazz With E & G!

Every Wednesday something amazing happens in the Emporium -- live lunchtime Jazz for your aural & epicurian pleasure!  Support the great American art of Jazz with E & G! E&G are Erik Greiffenhagen (sax) and Greg Dearth (guitar & vocals).    

Greg Abate!

International recording artist Greg Abate returns to the Underdog for a night of killer Jazz! “Greg Abate is an absolute powerhouse who will absolutely not let hard driving bebop die. One of the most exciting players around today, Greg’s commitment to the music is total…” –W. Pickowitz, Jr., The Jazz Messenger


ALL DAY FUNDRAISER FRIDAY MARCH @ the EMPO!  Drop off your donation in the bucket!  Or, contribute through the link below. Your help is needed immediately to preserve the Jacoby Creek – a source of drinking water for Xenia and Yellow Springs. A 267-acre property, just west of the village of Yellow Springs, is going [...]